President Donald Trump is now trying to appear as if he cares about those foolish or greedy enough to have been associated with his campaign, transition team, and administration. On Sunday morning he posted a tweet describing them as starry-eyed patriots who returned home from battle “in tatters.”
What he neglected to mention is he is responsible for anyone touched by the Mueller probe. If he colluded with Russia, he is responsible for all the people he harmed by doing so. If he obstructed justice, he his responsible for all the people harmed by doing so. If he engaged in money laundering, or any other illegal or even immoral acts, he his responsible for all the people harmed by doing so.
And if he didn’t do any of these, but allowed them to happen, he is equally responsible.
His tweet takes a decidedly different tone from almost any before; he attempts to appear to care about others.
“Who’s going to give back the young and beautiful lives (and others) that have been devastated and destroyed by the phony Russia Collusion Witch Hunt? They journeyed down to Washington, D.C., with stars in their eyes and wanting to help our nation,” he claimed. “They went back home in tatters!”
The reaction was immediate. Some expressed outrage, others just mocked him.
Please spare a thought for poor Paul Manafort, an innocent young striver whose dreams of selling access to the president to the highest foreign bidder were crushed by the jealous and cynical elites of the civil service. https://t.co/VWM3k1PhbK
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) May 27, 2018
Your campaign manager was indicted for CRIMES AGAINST THE US.
There are 22 other indictments or guilty please.
And you feel bad for THEM. https://t.co/1iqtQFhlL7
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) May 27, 2018
Seems that Don Jr got bad legal news in the past 24 hours https://t.co/kpSyC39Sx3
— David Frum (@davidfrum) May 27, 2018
That was you, dude. Everything you touch turns to shit. https://t.co/vM4l3E9lIS
— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@JoshuaHol) May 27, 2018
Hope Hicks keeps sending you to voicemail, doesn’t she? https://t.co/IGLFgSGf4J
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) May 27, 2018
In the context of reports coming out about immigrant families being torn apart at the border, this tweet is obscene. https://t.co/TAnOH0Burp
— Daniel Summers (@WFKARS) May 27, 2018
Where are the 1500 children who’s young and beautiful lives have been destroyed, you fucking monster? https://t.co/VF1dbkZpCj
— StaceyS (@Stacey__WithAnE) May 27, 2018
Yes. The true meaning of Memorial Day. Never forget those young dreamers like Manafort and Flynn, who just wanted to do a little treason and pocket some change. https://t.co/n41oUlQMsH
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) May 27, 2018
Manafort age: 69
Papadopoulos appears happy.
Who is he talking about? https://t.co/W1Kw0z3TQD
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) May 27, 2018
You should set this to some maudlin music and record it straight to camera, a single tear tracing a damp path through your umber foundation. https://t.co/IGLFgSGf4J
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) May 27, 2018
Using Memorial Day to remember those who gave so much… https://t.co/lk8oQzp3Xw
— Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) May 27, 2018
now, for the rest of time, nobody will ever need to ask me “John, what are you laughing about?” Because it will be this tweet, forever https://t.co/iIPz059myN
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) May 27, 2018
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Trump Swipes at Mark Zuckerberg Asking for White House Goodies: ‘He Didn’t Do Too Well’
Former President Donald J. Trump mocked Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and “big tech” during an interview on Tuesday when he appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity.
Trump meandered throughout the interview and went off on a tangent claiming he did “big things” when discussing the 2020 election. Trump said Zuckerberg visited the White House “trying to get goodies,” but that “he didn’t do too well.”
Trump added, “So I thought that he was concerned we were doing things. We were doing things. Had we had a second term, we would have had that much, really, pretty much under control. We had some incredible things planned for big tech.”
Watch the video below.
Lincoln Project Trolls Trump with New TV Ad Where He’s Currently Vacationing
According to the Sun Sentinel, the group has bought air time in the West Palm Beach market from Wednesday through Jan. 5. Trump is scheduled to be in the area until Jan. 3.
“A major pillar of The Lincoln Project’s 2020 strategy was aiming to torment an audience of one — Trump — through advertising on cable shows he’s sure to watch on channels such as Fox News,” the Sentinel reports. “That’s the aim of the latest effort, which seeks to drive a wedge between Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who will preside over the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress at which the electoral votes making Joe Biden the next president will be counted.”
The ad focuses on recent reports that say Vice President Mike Pence is “backing away” from Trumpworld’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
“When Mike Pence is backing away from you, you know it’s over,” the ad states.
Watch the ad below.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) December 22, 2020
‘A Parting Gift to Dictators’: Trump Issues Final Round of Foreign Military Sales in Middle East
On Monday, writing for The Washington Post, columnist Brian Klaas tore into outgoing President Donald Trump for a final round of foreign military sales in the Middle East that function as a “parting gift to dictators” — and suggested he could even be using them to set up a private quid pro quo down the road in his post-presidency.
“All three regimes have abysmal human rights records,” wrote Klaas. “Saudi Arabia has beheaded dissidents, subjugated women and detained female activists who have pushed for reforms, and murdered and dismembered Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The United Arab Emirates is home to torture, arbitrary detention and forced disappearances. Egypt’s dictatorship has carried
“Given past behavior, we know how these weapons will likely be used,” warned Klaas. “Despots will use them to help facilitate war crimes in places such as Yemen and the Sinai Peninsula while maintaining an iron grip over their own populations — all aided and abetted by the U.S. government.”
And even worse, Klaas argued, Trump himself could be using these sales to call in a personal favor from these countries in his post-presidency. “Once Trump leaves the White House, odds are good that he will cash in,” he wrote. “Seen in that light, the recently approved arms sales and military technology transfers are even more worrying. Are they just the beginning of a quid pro quo?”
All of this is occurring as President-elect Joe Biden alleges the Pentagon is obstructing him from getting all of the national security information he requires for the transition — something administration officials deny.
“For the past four years, Trump has painted the image of a United States that consistently sides with tyrants,” concluded Klaas. “Biden now has an opportunity to reverse Trump’s catastrophic foreign policy. He should take it.”
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